You might have wondered why the king of Sokoto has the title “Sultan” unlike other Northern states that have the title “Emir.” There is just one Sultan. The Sultan of Sokoto is also referred to as “Sokoto Caliph,” the title signifies the kind of authority it has.
Africa was home to numerous empires, many of which are still spoken about today. The Sokoto Caliphate was one of those empires. It existed in modern-day Nigeria, and extended to Niger, Burkina Faso and Cameroon. The Sokoto Caliphate was one of the largest empires in Africa.
In the early 19th century, Islamic scholar Usman dan Fodio launched a jihad, which is called the Fulani War, against the Hausa Kingdoms of Northern Nigeria. He was victorious, and established the Fulani Empire with its capital at Sokoto. Usman dan Fodio was a Fulani scholar, religious teacher, revolutionary, military leader, writer, promoter of Sunni Islam, and the founder of the Sokoto Caliphate.
Who was this teacher, Islamic cleric, a reformer, & the leader of a revolution?Who was he really?What precisely does history tell us about him?
Traditional leadership is a system in which authority is given to a leader base on the tradition of the land.In most cases, the ruler has no specific period to spend on the throne.In Nigeria, most traditional leadership titles were derived from rulers that existed many years ago or before the formation of modern Nigeria.
In the 19th century, the Sokoto Caliphate was one of the largest empires in Africa. It was founded by Usman Dan Fodio, who became the first Sultan of the Caliphate. The empire developed as a result of the Fulani jihads (holy wars) that took place in the first decade of the 19th century, across what is now Northern part of Nigeria.
Islam, no doubt was the first religion in Nigeria with strong base in northern region. However, there has been some states with growing number of Christians, and other have assumed the status of Christian majority in this region, this is the case of Plateau state. Islam means total submission to the will of Allah, it was first introduced in Arabian peninsula by prophet Mohammed around A.D 600, and by year 2000, the whole of Arab countries, including north Africa, Southeastern Europe, southeast Asia and East
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo visited Sokoto State on Friday, the VP was invited to speak at the Maiden Convocation ceremony of Sokoto State University.The Vice President visited the palace of Sultan of Sokoto before proceeding to the university.
Not many might know this; but as always, history always has a good way of reminding us that even in some of our most darkest times, some certain conditions can cause the rise of some uncertain and unlikely heroes to come to the rescue of people whom are being oppressed
Muhammadu Sa'ad Abubakar is the fifth heir to the two century-old throne founded by his ancestor, Sheikh Usman Dan Fodio between the year 1754 to 1817 and leader of the Maliki School of Islam and the Qadiri Branch of Sufism.
1. Rabiu Kwankwaso The 65 years old politician is a senator who is currently representing Kano state central senatorial district in the Nigerian Senate. He started his primary education at Kwankwaso Primary School, then proceeded to Wudil Craft School and Kano Technical College, respectively. Kwankwaso also holds a higher national Diploma from the Kaduna polytechnic.
The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Mazi Nnamdi Kanu has taken his time to give a full account of transpired between the Fulanis and Hausa Tribe back in the year 1908. Kanu took to his Twitter page to explain how the Fulani people that originally were not indigenous to Nigeria. He said; It all started with “allow us Fulani to graze our cattle on your land”. By the time they realised what was happening, it was already too late. Summary of how Fulani annihilated the Hausa Tribe. Exactly what
Gombe was created October 1 in 1996, and it also extracted from Bauchi State, during the military Government Of Sani Abacha .The Gombe Emirate Council was founded in 1804 during the Fulani Jahad by Buba Yero, the follower of Sheikh Usman Dan Fodio.
Adamu Garba, a Fulani man has been trying to justify the time Fulani has been in Nigeria over some period of time now as he feels like having a lecture on it.
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Today's Headlines: One Killed In Herdsmen Attack In Akwa Ibom, Niger Delta Militants Vow To Take 10 Fulani Lives For Every Life Killed In Delta
One Killed In Herdsmen Attack In Akwa Ibom State Gunmen suspected to be Herdsmen attack Ikot Ikpene Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State on Sunday, killed a Mobile Police officer identified as Silvanus Usen. It was gathered that the incident happened early Sunday morning at almost the same time gunmen attacked a police station in Ini Local Government Area and killed a Mobile Police officer.
An unknown Fulani group has appeared with a letter to the governor of Delta State Senator Ifeanyi Okowa with a 72-hour ultimatum to withdraw his support and position, as the leading voice for the ban on open grazing or risk the state capital being attacked. The group which claims to be descendants of Usman Dan Fodio have laid claim on the ownership of Nigeria, West Africa and the Sub-Sahara region and they are not going to negotiate over it.
1.Sultan of Sokoto: This title was established by Usman Dan Fodio, to create an efficient government grounded in Islamic law. He is consider as both spiritual and traditional ruler of about fifty million Muslims, roughly fifty percent of Nigeria`s population. 2.Ooni of Ife: The Yoruba considered the site of Ife as the exact place of creation, the Ooni of Ife is the traditional ruler of Ile-Ife. Since Ife is regarded as the cradle of the Yoruba, this is why their rulers have always been the leading religious
The Sultan of Sokoto( Alhaji Mohammed Sa'ad Abubakar) also the President-General of Nigeria's Supreme Council for Islamic affairs declared Thursday 13th of May 2021 as Eid-el-Fitr day.This is contained in a statement by Wazirin Sokoto Sambo Junaidu today May 12.According to the statement,.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo paid a visit to Sokoto State University on Friday, where he was invited to speak at the university's maiden convocation.Before going to the university, the Vice President paid a visit to the Sultan of Sokoto's palace.